The 19 Northern Governors of Nigeria at their meeting in Kaduna on Monday rejected the zoning of the 2023 Presidency to the South. The Northern Governors argued that zoning of the Presidency is unconstitutional.
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Many Nigerians especially those from the South have criticised such a decision insisting it doesn't promote equality and fairness in Nigeria.
Southern politicians in Nigeria believe that it is unfair for the North not to support the 2023 Southern President after President Buhari must have completed his 8 years in 2023.
In my opinion, the decision of the Northern Governors to reject zoning of the 2023 presidency to the South is a sign PDP may win the 2023 presidential election with a Northern candidate. We will be discussing why I think so in this article.
Why is the decision of Northern Governors to reject zoning of 2023 Presidency a sign the PDP may win the 2023 presidential election with a Northern candidate?
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The party wants to pacify the South-West which supported APC and President Buhari in the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections.
The PDP may zone its 2023 ticket to the North going by the recommendations of the zoning committee of the party headed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The North believes that it has another 4 years to rule and the PDP may give it the opportunity in 2023 because the party believes the South has occupied Aso Rock more than the North.
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Since the Northern Governors have rejected zoning of the 2023 presidency to the South, it simply means that they don't mind supporting a Northern candidate in the 2023 presidential election.
Recall that a North-East Governor while giving PDP reasons it should zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the North said that many Northern politicians will work for the victory of a Northern presidential candidate in 2023.
Don't forget that there are over 12 million voters in the North. It will be a victory for the PDP if it can field a Northern presidential candidate considering that it will get a huge chunk of these votes.
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